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Sep 14, 2012 2:30pm EDT
americans killed in libya about to be brought in. among those killed, chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, tyrone woods. you can see the caskets coming off the planes. chris stevens was a diplomat and served two tours in libya. sean smith was an air force veteran. he was an information specialist. glen doherty, a former navy s.e.a.l., he was 42. his sister saying he was the best of the best. he wouldn't have gone down for some protest over a movie. this was a serious, well-planned, well-executed attack. he was good at what he did, her wos. and tyrone woods. three sons, family member saying he loved life, loved adrenaline. you could not find a more skilled s.e.a.l. than him. live pictures. secretary clinton there, president obama. the families have gathered there in the hangar, as well, we're told. earlier in the week, the president reaching out to the family of ambassador stevens. both have spoken in recent days of the work of these four in libya. the secretary of state, hillary clinton, talking about her own faith, saying refraining from violence is not a sign of weakness in one'
Sep 14, 2012 11:00am PDT
will be present. u.s. ambassadors chris stevens, foreign service information management officer sean smith. and former navy seal tyrone jones and glen doerty were providing security for ambassador smith were all killed in tuesday's attack in benghazi, libya. meantime angry protests spread today throughout the muslim world including jerusalem and the west bank along gaza. u.n. peacekeepers were also attacked by protesters. no casualties reported. in tunisia protesters stormed the u.s. embassy setting fires and battling with tunisian security forces. two people were killed. another 29 injured. in all protests broke out today in at least 17 nations from north africa across the middle east to indonesia. all the demonstrators voicing outrage against that film made in the united states that ridicules the prophet mohammed. nbc's jim maceda is in that country. we hope to have him join us later. joining me now, andrea mitchell, most of "andrea mitchell reports," andrea i'll start off with you. the ceremony you were talking about when bodies were returned after the attacks on the embassy in 1998 you
Sep 13, 2012 12:00am PDT
killed in libya. the internet community is remembering their friend and fellow gamer, sean smith. we'll be right back. >>> there is a saying in american politics. no campaign is ever as good as it looks when it is winning, nor as bad as it looks when it is losing. in mitt romney's comments on libya, you see part of the reason why campaigns end up looking so very bad when they are losing. a few months ago, the romney campaign had a clear theory of the race. to keep the focus on the economy. when other issues came up, they had a clear strategy for dealing with them. you acknowledge the issue, you put out some restrained comment. and if possible, you end by saying, and we need to remain focused on the economy. everything was about the romney campaign's prime directive, it's the economy, stupid. that romney campaign would have known just what to do on libya. a simple restrained statement condemning the murders and expressing sympathy and solidarity with the victims. a few lines on romney's resolve to hunt terrorists like these down, make romney look presidential, but whatever you do, do
Sep 15, 2012 9:00am PDT
carried the caskets of ambassador chris steven, tyrone woods, glen dougherty, and sean smith. the four were honored in a ceremony attended by president barack obama and u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton. >>> and we've learned much about u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. now we're learning more about the three other american who is died in that consulate attack in benghazi this week, ambassador stevens, tie roan woods, glen doherty, and sean smith were all united in their affection for the middle east and the people there. chris stevens fell in love with the middle east when he served as a volunteer peace corps -- as a volunteer in the peace corps. he has been praised as a great friend of libya and served as liaison to the rebel who is overthrew dictator moammar gadhafi. tyrone woods became a navy s.e.a.l. after his mom suggested he join the military. he was also a paramedic and a registered nurse. his third child, kai, was born just a few months ago. and glen doherty was a ski instructor and raft guide in utah before becoming a navy s.e.a.l. he planned to leave the militar
Sep 13, 2012 10:00pm PDT
and the information manager sean smith and a security officer began destroying classified documents smoke and flames from a grenade exploded on the roof drove the security officer from the building, he went back into fine stevens and smith. >>> when he got to sean smith he was dead he pulled him from the building he went back and with additional security forces but unable to locate a ambassador stevens before the fire overcame the building. >>> the battle shifted to an annex to other americans were killed apparently outnumbered and outgunned by their attackers. >>> at the remains of the ambassador stevens and three american scheduled to come home tomorrow. elizabeth cook cbs 5 >>> the a media camps outside of the southern california house where the film maker is believed to live there was movement inside the house but no one came to the door a government source says the man behind the foam has sparked the anti-american sentiment. and number of sources say he is the man who lives in the house. >>> we responded to this address it involved that individual's name >>> steve what morris as a heavy l.a. c
Sep 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
the libyan president for keeping. the investigation is under way for the death of chris stevens, sean smith and two others during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. is investigating whether it's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. lots of going on. >> reporter: president obama promises to bring the killers to justice. meanwhile the horrific events haven't stopped the presidential candidates from attacking one another. egyptian police clashed with demonstrators outside the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. it's the latest in a wave of violence in egypt and libya that led to the deaths of u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. president obama promises the u.s. will find those responsi e responsible. >> i want to assure you we'll bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: investigators say stevens death was planned. . >> appears to be well-planned out. certainly this was more than just a protest gone bad but whether or not it was a premeditated al qaeda attack,
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
, the facts coming in of what we know, and during hillary clinton's statement, she named sean smith and chris stevens, saying the two other people murdered in the attacks are unnamed until proper kin is notified, and smith being an air force vet and also information officer in the diplomatic service, last hour with chris jansing, and romney was trying to politicize this. the president did not address romney one bit on the campaign trail from the rose garden. >> nor, did he mention the situation this egypt, which will be part of the debate. he did not address that the egyptian government has yet to condemn what happened at the u.s. embassy in cairo, and they wanted to deal with the deaths of the diplomats, and that's why he is headed over to the state department as a morale and comforting moment for him than anything else, but there's still a larger question to be answered in regards to how the egyptian government has responded to this. >> i want to bring you into the conversation, mick, and we were talking about ambassador stevens' approach to helping save libya, a country that he wanted to s
Sep 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, and tyrone woods. we give you thanks for the lives and the service of these men who wanted nothing more than to make a difference in the lives of other people. to bring justice and freedom to others, who possessed not only character and resolve, but courage and good will. we mourn their loss. bless the memories of these men through those who knew and loved them, especially their families, for whom we ask your comfort, your divine care, and your piece in this difficult time. on this occasion, we continue to pray for our nation and its leaders. we asked your blessing on all who served on the military and civilian. we pray for our nation's people. we pray for the defeat of the terror and evil that seems to plague our planet. we pray earnestly for peace. creator of all, let's like perpetual shine upon chris, sean, glen, and tyrone. amen. you may be seated. ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to present to you the secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> thank you very much, a chaplain. mr. president, mr. vice president, secretary panetta, family members,
Sep 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
and a foreign service information management officer sean smith. other names have not been released yet. that violence, of course, triggered by a u.s.-made film that denounced islam. >> we're understanding that secretary clinton is speaking from the treaty room at the state department, so let's bring in nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, and andrea, we've already seen a statement released from secretary clinton. what else are we expecting to hear? >> reporter: we're going to hear her not only express her profound sorrow but also speak to all of the diplomats. this is really a crushing blow to the foreign service, and chris stevens was personally close to the secretary and close to the president. this is someone who was only appointed by president obama, sworn in to office last may. he had had two prior tours of duty. he been in benghazi during the uprising. he had been on the ground in libya, but also as a career foreign service officer and ambassador in other parts of the middle east, he had been a -- a real leader of the foreign service. peace corps volunteer i
Sep 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
wife's dental practice. sean smith was a computer expert, an air force veteran and was with support and service for ten years. he was married with two children. also killed was former navy s.e.a.l. glen doherty from massachusetts. a private security contractor, he was in libya searching for a shoulder launch antiaircraft missiles, a high u.s. government priority after the fall of moammar gadhafi. >> so deeply saddening, it also makes us aware, though, of the kind of role that people like chris and over the years are playing, unsung, but the critical role that they play. >> glen lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother, but if you asked his friends, he was their brother as well. >> i'm sure my son went down fighting. i don't know the ins and outs of it. i haven't been told. but i'm sure he went down fighting. i'm sure he did. i just hope his last moments weren't painful. >> they are now coming home. the transfer of remains, ceremony, scheduled to begin in a few minutes. that at the joint base andrews. president obama, secretary of state clinton and leon panetta will all be th
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Sep 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, libya. and the of the four, two why navy seals, tyrone woods, glen doherty. sean smith an information management officer and the two seals were commissioned to guard the ambassador. as you and i were talking, tyrone woods in particular, three kids, one a newborn. glen doherty, parent, siblings. leaving a lot of loved ones. ashley: you see a podium there. we're expecting comments from president clinton and president obama. if that is the case we'll go back straight there to listen to the comments from the president. tracy: on that news oil prices jumping on the fed's latest move to prop up the economy. plus rising tensions in the middle east. so are we headed back to triple digit crude for good? we'll have that next. ashley: liz claman live from silicon valley with one company trying to reinvent how college students get text bookses. what a great idea. first let's get a check of some of today's winners and losers with the dow hanging on to gains up 42 points. fossil, not a bad day. up 11%. we'll be right back. with all the opinions about stocks out there, how do you know which ones to
Sep 15, 2012 2:00am PDT
.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, information management officer sean smith and security personnel glen doherty and tyrone woods, honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the in pakistan, a disturbing and familiar scene as the crowd burns the american flag. and in tunisia, black smoke rises from the compound. >> and two marines are dead at a military base where prince harry is now stationed awell. back home an emotional service at joint base andrews for the arrival of the bodies of the four americans killed in libya. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, information management officer sean smith and security personnel glen doherty and tyrone woods were honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the them, calling them heros who gave their lives for our country. >> they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> we'll have much more on the service coming up but first the latest on the wave of protests. joining us arwa damon and ben wedeman. arwa, what's goin
Sep 15, 2012 8:00am PDT
, and sean smith. the four were honored in a ceremony attended by president barack obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> we've learned much about u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. now we're learning more about the three other america who died in the consulate attack there in benghazi. ambassador stephens, tyrone woods, glen dougherty and sean smith were all united in their affection for the middle east and the people there. chris stevens fell in love with the middle east when he served as a volunteer in the peace corps. he's been praised as a great friend of libya and served as a liaison to the rebels who overthrew moammar gadhafi. tyrone woods was a paramedic and a registered nurse. his third child was born just a few months ago. glen dougherty was a ski instructor and raf guide in utah before becoming a navy seal. he planned to leave the military after knee surgery in 2001 but that changed with the 9/11 attacks. he also served on the advisory board of the military religious freedom coalition. sean smith was a computer expert but also had an alter ego of the computer
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Sep 21, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, the terrorists appear to have help from fellow libyans assigned to protect the americans. sean smith the slain i.t. officer reportedly used his online name to post message on chatroom board at 12 12:54:00 p.m. benghazi time. assuming we don't die tonight, we saw up with of our, quote/unquote, police that guard the compound taking pictures. >> the reports of complicity and there are many, with the libyan guards assigned to guard the consulate, also suggest to me this was premeditated. >> at 9:35 that night, sources tell fox news a mob 100 strong many of the members armed gathered at the compound gat gates. not there to protest video. they began shooting and reached perimeter in minutes. >> the attack began and eed and escalated over several hours. >> a lot of commander and control, indirect fire, direct fire. there was especially a stop for some period of time. in the fighting. then reengaged at an another location. >> arson broke out quickly. obama administration said only three people were inside the consulate at the time. ambassador chrissteins, sean smith and security officer idene oven, the
Sep 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, sean smith and tyrone woods and glen doherty all died on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. president obama, vice president joe biden and secretary of state hillary clinton were all there for the arrival home. >> today we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador. how he first went into the peace corps, during the revolution he arrived in libya on that ship. and in benghazi he layed down his life for his friends. libyan and american. and for us all. >> libyan authorities say they have arrested four people in connection with the attack. >>> high temperatures today were cooler than yesterday. especially down in the south bay and also in the north bay. temperatures running in the 70s this afternoon. warm inland valleys, 80s, 90s. the fog lingered into the afternoon. that kept things cool, 57 in daily city and 62 in san francisco. here is what you can expect tomorrow, fog pushing back over the coast line into the bay shores. it will clear quickly tomorrow with the exception of the coast line
Sep 15, 2012 9:30pm EDT
that killed four american citizens. sean smith and ambassador chris stevens are among the identified. i didn't know sean smith. i know he is a great american who served his country. but i have gotten to know chris stevens quite well. in his death, the libyan people have lost a great champion and believer in the peaceful aspirations of their democratic revolution. the american people have lost a selfless and dedicated servant of our interests and our values. and i have lost a friend. my thoughts and prayers today are with chrises family and his loved ones and those of his fallen colleagues. our first order of business now is to make sure that our citizens living in libya and egypt and elsewhere across the region in the world are safe. americans look to the government in libya and egypt and elsewhere to meet their responsibilities in this regard. they also look to the libyan government to ensure that those responsible for yesterday's attack in benghazi are swiftly brought to justice. in all of these critical tasks, we are confident that the government will provide all necessary assistance and
Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, information manager sean smith, and a security officer had already begun destroying classified documents. smoke and flames from a rocket- propelled grenade which exploded on the roof, drove the security officer of the building, but he went back in to find stevens and smith. state department spokeswoman victoria nuland described what happened next. >> when he got to sean smith, he was already dead. he pulled him from the building. he went back into the building with additional security forces, but was unable to locate ambassador stevens before the fire overcame the building. >> reporter: the battle then shifted to an annex where two other americans, former navy seal glen doherty, and a still unidentified state department security guard were killed. apparently out-numbered and outgunned by their attackers. the bodies of the four americans are scheduled to come home tomorrow. a chilling reminder that while osama bin laden may be dead, his sympathizers are alive and dangerous. >> pelley: david, you reported in your story that there were 30 americans at the consulate who got out? how did they
Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
ambassador chris stevens and information manager sean smith were in the main building when the attack, which turned into a four-hour gun battle, began. smith was killed. smoke and flames drove others from the building. stevens went missing and his body wasn't found until the battle was over. after he was somehow transported to a libyan hospital. u.s. officials still don't know whether he was shot to death or suffocated in the smoke. two other americans were killed in another building. stevens had his own bodyguards and the consulate itself was protected by american and libyan security forces. but there were no u.s. marines, who often serve as guards as diplomatic outposts, at the consulate which is located in a residential neighborhood and was a temporary facility not built to withstand terrorist attacks. after the attack, an elite antiterrorist unit of about 40 marines was flown in to beef up security at the american embassy in the capital of tripoli. air force transport planes flew the bodies of the dead americans out, along with at least three who were injured and the rest of the approxim
Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
not make it at least two believed to have died from smoke inhalation. the group, including sean smith, information specialist, husband and father of two. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faith around the world. we condemn in strongest terms this senseless act of violence. >> reporter: a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the well-coordinated attack. u.s. officials still trying to determine whether it was timed to the anniversary of 9/11, intended to send a deadly message to america or whether linked to an anti-islam movie that sparked a protest at u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt, just hours before the attack. still there's questions over the security of consulate. on this anniversary of 9/11 the consulate was taken totally by surprise. they had detected no specific threats. for more than five hours after the attack, the state department could not confirm the ambassador's whereabouts. in the chaos he had been carried off by a group of libyans who delivered him to a local hospital. his body not recovered for 12 hours. >> t
Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaves two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and martha, as you know, the reason for all of that concern tonight is this. an eruption of protests, big and small. in fact, 24 hours ago, in five countries around the globe. tonight, more than 30 countries. two more u.s. embassies stormed, even the new president of egypt, a member of the muslim brotherhood, now callin
Sep 13, 2012 2:30am PDT
. the other staff member, sean smith died of smoke inhalation. his body was pulled from the consulate. there are indications that two separate attacks took place that night. around midnight, officials say a separate group of gunmen opened fire on a group who escaped to a nearby safe house. two more americans were killed in that attack. more than four hours after the initial attack around 2:00 a.m. local time, libyan security forces regained control of the situation, but obviously it was too late. meanwhile today, back in cairo, hundreds of protesters clashed with security forces outside the u.s. embassy where 24 hours earlier, demonstrators scaled the walls and destroyed the american flag, all this in protest to the provacative video posted online that demonstrators say insult the prophet muhammad. egypt's president delivered an address saying it was wrong for demonstrators to attack. he was voicing support for peaceful protest. a live report from richard engel in cairo. first we're joined by the president of the council of foreign relations, richard haass. thanks for waking up early
Sep 13, 2012 4:25am EDT
was u.s. ambassador chris stevens. a state department information officer sean smith also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing of the u.s. consulate was a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like another at the u.s. embassy in egypt where, again in cairo, there was rioting in the street. all over an obscure anti-islam video produced by a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama condemned at tax and then went to the state department to mourn with employees there. hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we are working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> reporter: sean smith was an air force veteran and the married father two of young children. two other americans have not been identi
Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
manager, sean smith leaves behind a wife and two children. >> they gave their lives in service to the country and to the resolution of conflicts. >> on tuesday, sean smith sent a message to an online gaming colleagues that they were under attack, making a joke that they may not be alive. others not yet identified by the state department or also killed. across from the white house there will be a vigil to honor their memory. reporting live from the white house, rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> our coverage continues. tonight at 6:00 more on the investigation, and why they blame the obama administration for the response to the attacks. >> two officers were distraught. they noticed eight stolen tag as they try to make a stop around the o'clock p.m. in northeast. -- around 3:00 in northeast. >> no complaints in the weather department. >> beautiful. >> absolutely gorgeous. >> let's take a look at what is happening for the rest of the week. >> outside it 100% sunshine. even the pauling was not that bad today. our pollen count ragweed, it was four. look at the morning live temperatures.
Sep 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
-american protests raging in the region but it comes on a day when america witnessed a somber co homecoming. sean smith, glen dougherty, tyrone woods and u.s. ambassador chris stevens. their kas gets met by their grieving family and president obama. we'll have more on what the president and the secretary of state said to the families and to the nation in just a moment. but first, back to the latest on the afghanistan attacks we're learning of. martha raddatz in washington tonight. martha, what do we know? >> reporter: this is what we know right now. it was a big attack on camp bastian in southern afghanistan. this is a base divided between a british side and an american side and it was a complex attack, involving many militants. as you said, two marines killed, three or four wounded and two harrier air draft damaged. the attack was carried out with rockets and small arms fire. it is apparently coming under control now, though, david. >> and martha, as we said at the top of the broadcast, we don't know if this is related to the unrest in the other part of that region. but we learned late this is t
Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
deadly to ambassador stevens and computer technician sean smith even though they were holed up inside of what was supposed to be a fortified part of the consulate compound. the attackers doused the building's exterior with diesel fuel, killing smith and stevens with dense toxic smoke. and there's yet more we're learning about the attack tonight as well as other late developments out of benghazi. a large pro-democracy march on the headquarters of an extremist islamic group in benghazi. first, the breaking news about how the two former s.e.a.l.s perished and how far they went to save other american lives. joining us now to flesh out her exclusive reporting, cnn contributor and former homeland security advisor, fran townsend. fran currently serves on the cia external advisory committee and recently visited libya with her employer, mcandrews forbes. also with us, arwa damon, who has been breaking news all week for us from benghazi. so fran, what have we learned about these two navy s.e.a.l.s? initially a former s.e.a.l.s, it was thought they were there to protect the ambassador. that's no
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